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Heat Capacity and Latent Heat – What’s tested in O Level Physics

about latent head and heat capacity as tested in o level physics

In this post, let’s look at what’s tested in the chapter heat capacity and latent heat in O Level Physics. This topic on heat capacity and latent heat is a topic under thermal physics, and is the chapter with quite a number of calculation questions.

Watch the video here to find out what’s tested in this topic.

Below, you’ll find a checklist on the items you would need to know on this topic on heat capacity and latent heat.

Checklist for O Level Physics Topic: Transfer of thermal energy

how a change in temperature is related to a change in internal energy

definition of heat capacity (C) and specific heat capacity (c)

Use the formulae Q = mc Δθ and Q = C Δθ

describe melting, freezing, condensation and boiling in terms of change in average potential energy (but not average kinetic energy) of particles, resulting in temperature remaining constant

differences between boiling and evaporation

define latent heat and specific latent heat (l)

Use the formula Q = ml

Interpret a cooling or heating curve

Watch the video below to learn these points in detail:

We’ve compiled a list of common definitions and physics equations for your O Level Physics exams. Check them out below:

Compilation of definitions for O Level Physics

Compilation of Formulae for O Level Physics